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La-Z Rider Couch Gag

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The La-Z Couch Gag, also known as the Retro Couch Gag is the couch gag from the Season 27 episode Teenage Mutant Milk-caused Hurdles.

Plot Edit

Homer sits on the couch, puts sunglasses on and the couch is taken to a lower level via a hidden elevator. Then, a montage showing Joe "Kaz" Kazinsky (Homer) and his partner, a high-tech couch chasing down their enemy, Fernando Withmore (Ned) on Miami of the '80s. In the end, it's revealed that the scenes are a rerun from a 1980's television show, to which Homer replies "Damn reruns", only for the family to be surprised by Maggie imitating the show's main heroes and setting the living room's floor on fire. 

Character Appearances Edit

Cultural References / Trivia Edit

  • The title "La-Z Rider" may be a reference to the La-Z-Boy brand of furniture.
  • This Couch Gag is based off in various 1980s TV shows and movies, such as Scarface, Knight Rider, Miami Vice, Back to the Future and many others, also inspired in Kung Fury.
  • The song's name is Push it to the Limit, from the Soundtrack of the movie Scarface.
  • The scene in the Miamified version of Moe's in which Ned holds Selma hostage contains Marty McFly and Doc Brown from Back to the Future.
  • Joe "Kaz" Kazinsky's name is a reference to Synthwave artist Kavinsky.
  • Joe's partner is a gun-wielding high-tech couch by the name of Chaise Long. A "chaise longue" is a type of sofa.
  • The guest animator, Steve Cutts, is British, and there are two hints to this in the video; the first is the British-style license plate on the first sports car ('SKINNER'), and the second is the spelling of "Neighbour" on Ned's chest.

Videos Edit

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